More about Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy enables your therapist to communicate directly with your subconscious mind, which is where many of our deepest habits, fears, behaviours and beliefs are stored. 

It is your subconscious mind that controls the most basic and deepest functions of your body.  By taking you into a deeply relaxed state of hypnosis, a therapist can access those parts of your subconscious mind that would normally be blocked by your conscious thought.  Here the therapist can work with you to change deep set habits, fears and anything that no longer serves you.  You’re always in control during a hypnotherapy session, however hypnosis enables you and your therapist to make fundamental changes within your subconscious mind. 

Hypnotherapy is the only therapy that works directly with the subconscious part of your mind.  Essentially you heal yourself aided by the therapist.  It is an empowering complementary therapy.  Once you have released something from your subconscious mind, it can never return.

Some of the most frequent questions asked about hypnosis:

Yes. You are completely in control and can bring yourself out of hypnotherapy if you really want to at any point during the session, simply by opening your eyes.

No. You are in complete control. If you wouldn’t normally tell a person you’ve just met your PIN number then you won’t tell your hypnotherapist as your subconscious mind won’t go against your normal rules of behaviour, morals or ethics.
That is stage hypnosis, and the people you see on the stage will have gone through a vigorous assessment before you see them on the screen. Your therapist can’t make you do anything you wouldn’t normally do with someone you’ve just met.
As a professionally qualified hypnotherapist I work within a strict code of practice, equal to that of a GP, which ensures complete discretion and confidentiality. Even if I saw you in the street and recognised you, I wouldn’t acknowledge you outside of the consultation room, unless you choose to acknowledge me.
You will feel very relaxed and still aware of what is going on around you, however all of that just makes you feel even more relaxed. You could open your eyes at any time, but you won’t want to as it feels so good to leave them closed during our session. It is a similar to how you feel when you are in a lovely relaxed state when you start to wake up after a deep, refreshing sleep. You are aware of everything around you and that you are awake, but you want to stay relaxed, comfortable and keep your eyes closed for a while.
Most of my clients describe it as feeling really relaxed. Some feel tingly in their hands, some feel heavy and sinking into the chair, some feel light as a cloud. Some of my clients say that they don’t feel anything. You may be aware of sounds in the room, or outside, but that helps you feel even more relaxed. Or you may not be aware of anything other than my voice. Whatever you feel is perfect for you. Everyone has a different, individual experience when hypnotised.
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